Story Behind The Brand
In 2019, 120,000 women under the age of 35 were diagnosed with breast cancer across the world and the number of women under the age of 40 being diagnosed is increasing every year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and is the most common cancer in women globally.
It was November 2017 when I received the devastating news that I had stage 3 breast cancer. At the age of 39 I thought my life was over.
Being the mother of two young children, Todd 9 and Lois 3, I knew I had to stay strong and positive. I made the conscious decision not to tell the children and keep things as normal as possible. I couldn't face breaking their little hearts and I knew I couldn't answer the question everybody asks 'are you going to die?'
My Cancer journey had begun!
Two major surgeries, six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of daily radiotherapy took its toll on my body. I will never be able to put into words how physically and mentally hard it was.
Three years on and I'm still here and life is good!
18 months after my initial diagnosis I was finally well enough to consider a foreign holiday. It quickly became apparent that bikini shopping was not going to be the enjoyable experience it had been before my cancer treatment. My priorities had changed, I needed something to cover the scars and provide support.
The limited range of swimwear that was available was aimed at older women and was expensive. I was still a young woman who wanted to keep up with fashion, so it was disappointing that there was nothing suitable on the market for young women with mastectomies.
This is where the idea for 'Lady Survivor Wear' was born. If I couldn't find it then I would help other women in my situation.
Designed by a Young Survivor, Worn by a Young Survivor
Many women have increased concerns about body image following breast cancer treatment which can include single or double mastectomy with or without reconstruction and scarring from radiotherapy. My vision is to bring confidence back to women whose bodies have been put through such testing times, by providing them with the swimwear that gives them the self-assurance that whilst wearing it, no-one will know what they have been though. And all along, still being able to keep up with current trends.
Through this swimwear journey I will be supporting the charity 'Breast Cancer Now'. A percentage from each sale will go to this amazing charity who help and support thousands of women with cancer.Buy Now